A possible role for antiphospholipid antibodies in acquired cardiac valve deformity.

@article{Ford1990APR,
  title={A possible role for antiphospholipid antibodies in acquired cardiac valve deformity.},
  author={Sally Ford and E J Charrette and Jeff Knight and John Pym and P G Ford},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={1990},
  volume={17 11},
  pages={1499-503}
}
We studied the frequency of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) in patients undergoing cardiac valve replacement, and present the results in the context of the pathology of the valve lesions. Forty-eight consecutive patients undergoing valve replacement were studied. Of the whole group, 15 (31%) had antibody levels greater than 2 SD above the mean for a control group of healthy persons and 11 (23%) had a level of greater than 3 SD. There was an increased frequency of elevated antibody levels in… CONTINUE READING

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